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Mediators Arlington VA

Mediators provide mediation services for disagreements concerning such issues as premarital agreements, financial disagreements, separation, divorce, parenting plans, wrongful termination, labor management, victim-offender mediation and more. See below for local businesses in Arlington that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Carolyn Marie Westberg
1220 N Fillmore St Ste 310
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Mediation, Arbitration
Education
• Seattle University, School of Law,Oregon State University,University of Oregon
State Licensing
Washington

David I Gelfand
(202) 971-1690
2000 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW STE 9000
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Antitrust, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mediation, Arbitration
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Pennsylvania
State Licensing
DC

Steven Lee Reed
(202) 461-3107
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw, Suite 601
Washington, DC
Specialties
Government Contracts, Appeals, Mediation
State Licensing
DC

Eric Contre
(202) 736-8908
1501 K Street Nw
Washington, DC
Specialties
Litigation, Appeals, Mediation
State Licensing
DC

Carolyn A Prince
1000 POTOMAC ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Investment Fraud, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,The American University, School of International Serv
State Licensing
DC

G M Green
(202) 420-2200
1825 Eye St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Business, Arbitration, Mediation
State Licensing
DC

Oladipo Akinwunmi Akin-Deko
(202) 508-1066
1629 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington DC, DC
Specialties
Chapter 7, Business, Contracts, DUI, Employment, Mediation
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Memphis,Texas Southern University
State Licensing
DC, Maryland, Texas

Carolyn Miller Parr
(202) 659-0000
1750 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC
Specialties
Mediator
Education
Law School : Georgetown University


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Patrick Jung-Keun Lee
(202) 682-3635
The Mcpherson Building, 901 15th St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialties
Mediation, Litigation, Advertising
Education
George Mason Univ Sol,Univ Of Michigan
State Licensing
California

Kevin M Kraham
(202) 842-3400
1300 19TH ST NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Employment, Arbitration, Contracts, Litigation, Mediation
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,Boston University
State Licensing
DC

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Conflict: A New Perspective

by Julie Fuimano

I was recently asked to address the issue of conflict resolution at the hospital of one of our clients. In today's fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People don't always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.

The word ‘conflict' connotes something bad. People think of conflict and they think of two people in a heated argument. But as the workplace shapes itself to recognize and be more accepting of diversity and differing opinions and as companies write their diversity policies, why not change the way we view conflict and embrace it as something to be valued instead of dispelled?

Conflict Defined

Conflict is defined as a disagreement, a battle or to be at odds. In essence, conflict is a differing of opinions, point of views or ideas. Conflict occurs when two or more people see things from different perspectives, given their education, background, upbringing, knowledge of the issue, beliefs, time of day, mood, etc. Is this not the definition of diversity? Diversity is a variety, an assortment or a mixture. And accepting diversity means accepting that people have inherently different views on how they see the world and how to get things done.

The Source Of Conflict

So why then do people get so uptight and agitated when disagreements occur? There are two main reasons: one, when the idea is presented and then rejected, the person may take it as a personal attack. The second reason is that the person might be attached to it being done their way.

As a leader and a role model, recognize there is always another way to accomplish something, not just your way or the way it's always been done. Be open to receiving input from others, recognizing that their perspective offers you the opportunity to see the issue or problem in a way that you might not have considered. When you present your suggestions and opinions, detach yourself from whether your suggestion is implemented. While it may seem like the best choice from your vantage point, realize there may be many other factors that go into making the decision and that it's not about you as a person.

Acknowledge The Conflict

When faced with conflict, don't run from it; acknowledge it for what it is - diversity of thought. Ask each person to share his or her ideas. Compliment each of them on their innovative and unique perspectives. Praise each of those on your team so they understand how important their differing opinions are. By doing so, you are demonstrating leadership and showing respect for their diverse perspectives. Seek to understand where each person is coming from and help each of the participants understand the other's point of view. Once you understand the framework behind their perspective, you can help to dissolve the conflict and refocus their energies on finding solutions.

Focus On The Outcome

When its time to focus on selecting the most appropriate course of action, focus on ac...

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